Destiny Hope Cyrus, popularly known as Miley Cyrus, was born on November 23, 1992. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has been recognized for her musical versatility and continual artistic reinventions. She was born in 1992 as the second daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and has a brother, Noah, and a sister, Trace. She rose to fame as a teen idol on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and has released several albums and films.
Miley Cyrus Biography
Destiny Hope Cyrus
|Date of Birth
November 23, 1992
|Place of Birth
Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Singer | Actress | Songwriter
Liam Hemsworth (m. 2018; div. 2020)
|Social Media Handles
Early Life and Education
Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. Her name was inspired by her parents’ belief that she would accomplish great things in life. She has two younger siblings, Braison and Noah, and two older half-siblings, Brandi and Trace, from her mother’s previous marriage. Her paternal grandfather was Democratic politician Ron Cyrus. Her godmother is country singer Dolly Parton.
Cyrus was initially educated at Heritage Elementary School in Tennessee. When she turned eight, her family moved to Toronto, Canada where Cyrus’ father Billy Ray took a role in the TV series Doc (2001). Cyrus also appeared in the show as a guest star. She also had a minor role in the film Big Fish (2003), directed by Tim Burton.
Cyrus developed an interest in singing and acting at a young age. She attended the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto and learned how to sing from her father. She auditioned for the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana when she was 11 and landed the lead role of Miley Stewart, a teenage girl who lives a double life as a pop star named Hannah Montana. The show premiered in 2006 and became a huge success, launching Cyrus’s career as a teen idol.
Cyrus continued her education through private tutors while working on the show. She also enrolled in the Options for Youth Charter Schools program and graduated with a high school diploma in 2010.
Cyrus’s career as a singer and actress took off with the success of Hannah Montana. She released several soundtrack albums and singles as Hannah Montana, which topped the charts and sold millions of copies worldwide. She also starred in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), which was a box-office hit.
Cyrus also pursued a solo career as Miley Cyrus, releasing her debut album Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) as a second disc of the Hannah Montana 2 soundtrack album. The album featured the hit single “See You Again”, which became her first top-ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Her second album Breakout (2008) was her first to be released without any relation to Hannah Montana. It spawned the successful singles “7 Things” and “Fly on the Wall” and received positive reviews from critics.
Cyrus began to experiment with different musical genres and styles in her subsequent releases. She collaborated with John Travolta on the song “I Thought I Lost You” for the animated film Bolt (2008). For this song, she also voiced the main character Penny. She also recorded the song “The Climb” for the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack. This song became a country-pop crossover hit and earned her a Grammy nomination.
Cyrus released an extended play titled The Time of Our Lives, which featured the smash hit “Party in the U.S.A.”. This play became one of the best-selling singles in the United States and was certified diamond by the RIAA. She also embarked on her first world tour, the Wonder World Tour, which grossed over $67 million. She also starred in the romantic drama film The Last Song (2010), based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, opposite Liam Hemsworth, whom she later married and divorced.
Cyrus’s third album Can’t Be Tamed (2010) marked a departure from her previous teen pop sound and image. The album explored dance-pop and electro-pop genres and featured more mature and provocative themes and lyrics. The title track was a moderate hit, but the album received mixed reviews from critics and fans. Cyrus also faced controversy for her risqué performances and outfits, such as her pole dancing at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards and her revealing leather outfit at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Cyrus took a hiatus from music and focused on her film career in the early 2010s. She appeared in the comedy films LOL (2012) and So Undercover (2012), both of which were critically panned and commercially unsuccessful. She also hosted Saturday Night Live in 2011 and 2013 and made cameo appearances in the films Sex and the City 2 (2010) and The Night Before (2015).
Cyrus returned to music with a radical transformation in 2013. She cut her long hair and dyed it blonde, adopted a more edgy and rebellious style, and collaborated with hip-hop producers and artists such as Mike Will Made It, Pharrell Williams, and Juicy J. Her fourth album Bangerz (2013) was a critical and commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 and selling over a million copies in the U.S.1. The album featured the singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball”, both of which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became global hits. The album also earned Cyrus her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Cyrus also caused a media frenzy with her controversial and provocative performances and antics, such as her twerking with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, her nude swinging on a wrecking ball in the “Wrecking Ball” music video, and her smoking a joint on stage at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. She also embarked on her fourth world tour, the Bangerz Tour, which grossed over $62 million and received mixed reactions from critics and audiences.
Cyrus continued to experiment with different musical genres and styles in her subsequent releases. She collaborated with the psychedelic rock band The Flaming Lips and released a free album titled Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015), which explored psychedelic pop and experimental rock genres and featured personal and emotional lyrics about her pets, relationships, and spirituality. She also hosted the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and performed the song “Dooo It!” from the album, which received mixed reviews from critics and viewers.
Cyrus returned to her country roots with her sixth album Younger Now (2017), which featured the lead single “Malibu”, a love song dedicated to her then-fiancé Liam Hemsworth. The album received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Cyrus’s vocal performance and songwriting, but was a commercial disappointment, selling only 45,000 copies in its first week in the U.S.1. Cyrus also served as a coach on the eleventh and thirteenth seasons of the singing competition show The Voice in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Cyrus embraced a more hip-hop and trap-influenced sound with her seventh album She Is Miley Cyrus, which was initially planned to be released as a trilogy of EPs in 2019 and 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Cyrus’s vocal cord surgery. The first EP, She Is Coming, was released in May 2019 and featured the single “Mother’s Daughter”, which became a feminist anthem and received a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video. The second EP, She Is Here, was expected to be released in late 2019, but was postponed indefinitely. The third EP, She Is Everything, was also shelved.
Cyrus released a standalone single titled “Slide Away” in August 2019, which addressed her separation from Hemsworth after less than a year of marriage. She also collaborated with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey on the song “Don’t Call Me Angel” for the film Charlie’s Angels (2019), which was a moderate hit. She also dated singer Cody Simpson for about a year before breaking up in August 2020.
Cyrus released her seventh album Plastic Hearts in November 2020, which featured a more rock-oriented sound and collaborations with Billy Idol, Joan Jett, and Dua Lipa. The album received critical acclaim and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, becoming her highest-charting album since Bangerz. The album also spawned the singles “Midnight Sky”, “Prisoner”, and “Angels Like You”, which were well-received by fans and critics. Cyrus also performed several covers of classic rock songs by artists such as Blondie, The Cranberries, and Stevie Nicks, and received praise for her vocal ability and versatility.
Cyrus has been open about her personal life and sexuality, identifying as pansexual and gender-fluid. She has also been vocal about her struggles with mental health, body image, and substance abuse, and has advocated for the rights and well-being of LGBTQ+ people, animals, and the environment.
Cyrus has been involved in several high-profile relationships throughout her career. She dated Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers from 2006 to 2007, and they co-wrote several songs about their romance. She also dated model Justin Gaston from 2008 to 2009, and actor Liam Hemsworth from 2009 to 2013, whom she met on the set of The Last Song. They got engaged in 2012 but broke up in 2013.
Cyrus then dated actor Patrick Schwarzenegger from 2014 to 2015, and briefly dated model Stella Maxwell in 2015. She also reconciled with Hemsworth in 2016 and married him in December 2018 in a private ceremony at their home in Tennessee. However, they announced their separation in August 2019 and finalized their divorce in January 2020.
Cyrus then dated singer Cody Simpson from October 2019 to August 2020, and they released a song together titled “On a Roll” under the name Bandit and Bardot. They also shared several videos and photos of their relationship on social media but broke up amicably after 10 months of dating.
Cyrus is currently dating Australian singer-songwriter Yungblud, whom she met at a party in March 2021. They have been spotted together several times, and have expressed their affection for each other on Instagram. They have also collaborated on a song titled “Night Crawling”, which is featured on Cyrus’s album Plastic Hearts.
- 2023 Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)
- 2021 Stand By You
- 2020 MTV Unplugged Presents: Miley Cyrus Backyard Sessions
- 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- 2015 The Night Before
- 2015 A Very Murray Christmas
- 2014 Miley Cyrus: Tongue Tied
- 2014 Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour
- 2013 Miley: The Movement
- 2012 So Undercover
- 2012 LOL
- 2010 The Last Song
- 2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie
- 2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
- 2008 Bolt
- 2003 Big Fish
- 2023 Endless Summer Vacation
- 2020 Plastic Hearts
- 2017 Younger Now
- 2015 Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
- 2013 Bangerz
- 2010 Can’t Be Tamed
- 2008 Breakout
- 2007 Meet Miley Cyrus
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Miley Cyrus’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million as of 2023. She has earned most of her wealth from her music and acting career, as well as from endorsements and merchandise. She has also invested in several properties and businesses, such as a $5.8 million ranch in Tennessee, a $2.5 million condo in Florida, and a vegan shoe line called Miley Cyrus x Converse.
Social Media Handles
Cyrus is active on various social media platforms, where she has millions of followers and fans. Some of her social media handles are:
- Instagram: @mileycyrus
- Twitter: @MileyCyrus
- Facebook: Miley Cyrus
- YouTube: Miley Cyrus
- TikTok: @mileycyrus